I know that many people are angry about Governor Snyder making it clear he wants right to work laws despite the fact he lied and said he didn't. I understand and I stand with labor, but here's the problem: Michigan is anti-labor. That's because Michigan is basically a pro-corporate ignorant state. I don't say this lightly. I am not a left winger who gloats over the commoners. I'm sorry, but Proposal 2 was defeated mainly because people are programmed to think "Oh my god they're changing the constitution!" despite the fact that that is their right and they should change it. Michigan is mainly corporate. A lot of the people who live in Michigan work for low wages and work in corporate America and do not understand how unions help them at all. There's a lot of hard right angst and anger towards the rest of the state.
This happened in Wisconsin. A lot of people care more about the chicken salad special at Kohl's than the strength of the union. Unions can make themselves irrelevant if they don't show results or at least fight to make sure their public image isn't tarnished. The "right to work" advertising campaign is underway, and Michigan is "DUH" enough to buy it. This is the state where local television shows a conservative broadcaster shaming people on television for being lazy on the job. "Whistleblowers" and the like area mainstay. People voted for Obama because they hate rich people, and Obama is a center-right politician who appeals to Eisenhower Republicans, but for true leftists Michigan basically has its Black base and that's it.
Right to work will catch on in this state. Even if it's up for a vote, it'll lose. A lot of people don't see themselves connected to a union because they're ignorant and live in an economic ecosystem where they can ignore union benefits or be like typical authoritarians and compartmentalize what happens to them.
This is the state that elected a man whose plan was "No comment." I'm sorry, but Michigan will fall :/ It's sad.